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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Mar 2, 2010 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How many of you....

I had heard of the band through the girl sitting behind me in my homeroom class, who had talked about the music and sneaking away from her previous boarding school to go to shows. I really had no clue what it was all about though. One afternoon, while playing hooky over at her parent's house, I was gifted a copy of Harpur College on a single cassette (long before DP 8) which consisted of all the acoustic set except for Cold Jordan for some reason, and a few songs of the electric set. I was subsequently hooked, especially amazed by the disparity of the sweet sound of the acoustic set and the hard rocking psychedelia of the electric. It's certainly possible I might have eventually come into the fold through their studio or live releases but I truly believe the abundance and availability of their live shows on tape was a huge essential part of my falling in love with the band.